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Post by Enlightenment » 2003-03-04 03:25am

Warspite wrote:TrueSpace 3 is now free!
About time Caligari made trueSpace available for as much as it is worth...
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Post by Rye » 2003-04-17 01:33pm

Anyone know where i can get a sovereign class mesh?

I can't seem to find one for lightwave.
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Post by Rye » 2003-04-17 01:38pm

And a jumpgate one if possible, they all seem to point to kier darby's whitestar download page, no jumppoint download as far as i can see.
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Post by DeadM » 2003-04-17 02:25pm

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Post by Hamel » 2003-04-21 03:23am

Whatever happened to Painter?
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Post by phongn » 2003-04-21 09:26am

Hamel wrote:Whatever happened to Painter?
Corel bought it out some time ago.
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Post by Hamel » 2003-05-01 11:31pm

Just a little piece of advice

If you want a good balance between file size and quality in your jpgs, use irfanview to encode them. My 300x100 blingbling avatar would be over 25k if encoded by photoshop even at a "bleh" setting

Use photoshop to do your work, then let irfanview handle the encode~ the not-so-big quality increase in PS simply isnt worth the gigantic file sizes
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Post by KhyronTheBackstabber » 2003-05-21 09:51am

Where's a good place to download fonts?
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Post by phongn » 2003-05-21 12:26pm

Hamel wrote:Use photoshop to do your work, then let irfanview handle the encode~ the not-so-big quality increase in PS simply isnt worth the gigantic file sizes
IMHO, I prefer using Adobe's ImageReady to compressing down images. It works quite well for me. The native Photoshop compressor, of course, is designed for quality rather than size.
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Post by phongn » 2003-05-21 12:26pm

KhyronTheBackstabber wrote:Where's a good place to download fonts?
www.redsun.com has a lot of fonts, but they're often made by amateurs.

Good fonts will cost you money.
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Post by Shinova » 2003-07-15 03:48am

How does Rhino 3d compare to the likes of Lightwave, 3DS max, and Maya?
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Post by Warspite » 2003-07-15 06:42am

Shinova wrote:How does Rhino 3d compare to the likes of Lightwave, 3DS max, and Maya?
It's workable, if you ever worked with Autocad, you'll be on familiar grounds, the interface is very precision-orientated but intuitive, it's good for modeling objects with precise dimensions.
My main quibble is the rest, material interface, cameras, lights and the renderer, they don't offer the level of versatility the other programs offer.
As always, good results can be done with the program, if you dedicate anough time to it.

Check this page for an example of the kind of acheivable results.
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Post by Shinova » 2003-07-15 07:33pm

I would also like to suggest Renderman, by Pixar. I think it's considered the best renderer out there, and it's used as a plugin for Maya.
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Post by Warspite » 2003-07-16 08:31am

Well, on the topic of renderers, Brazil is one of the best around, the results are, ummm, what's the word I'm looking for... Impressive?
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Post by Shinova » 2003-07-22 10:01pm

About image compressing:


So IrFanView degrades quality less for a filesize that is equal to an image compressed by photoshop?
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Post by Grand Admiral Thrawn » 2003-07-27 08:21pm

What are the programs to capture DVD screenshots (things like paint, photoshop don't work).
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Post by Dalton » 2003-07-27 08:28pm

Grand Admiral Thrawn wrote:What are the programs to capture DVD screenshots (things like paint, photoshop don't work).
Because of video overlay. Use a program like PowerDVD.
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Post by Grand Admiral Thrawn » 2003-07-27 08:30pm

Dalton wrote:
Grand Admiral Thrawn wrote:What are the programs to capture DVD screenshots (things like paint, photoshop don't work).
Because of video overlay. Use a program like PowerDVD.

How much?
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Post by Dalton » 2003-07-27 08:37pm

Grand Admiral Thrawn wrote:
Dalton wrote:
Grand Admiral Thrawn wrote:What are the programs to capture DVD screenshots (things like paint, photoshop don't work).
Because of video overlay. Use a program like PowerDVD.
How much?
It's a bit pricey. Fifty for the standard full edition.
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Post by phongn » 2003-07-27 09:22pm

Hrm, can't VideoLAN Client do screengrabs?
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Post by Grand Admiral Thrawn » 2003-07-27 09:35pm

Dalton wrote: It's a bit pricey. Fifty for the standard full edition.
Oh well, was hoping for a free program, but I may get that.
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Post by Pu-239 » 2003-08-18 02:07pm

To add to the list of software, there's kpovmodeler (part of kdegraphics package, obviously linux-only, more like an IDE/crude modeler for povray) and pngcrush to compress pngs.

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Post by salm » 2003-10-14 09:05am

Shinova wrote:How does Rhino 3d compare to the likes of Lightwave, 3DS max, and Maya?
i´ve never used rhino, but it´s supposed to be unbeatable if you want to work with splines. for regular box modeling use max.

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